25 days in Africa Itinerary

25 days in Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Shakawe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
10
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, Victoria Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Safaris
Zipline

2
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaborone Game Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, and finally pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Gaborone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Victoria Falls in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Gaborone, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Serowe.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve

1
night
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Serowe trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gaborone to Serowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

1
night
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shakawe.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Linyanti River ©
Linyanti River

1
night
Shakawe, Botswana

Shakawe
Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana at the beginning of the Okavango Delta, close to Namibia and Angola. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tsodilo Hills.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shakawe online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Shakawe with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Shakawe

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tsodilo Hills
Tsodilo Hills

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Okavango Delta. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shakawe to Ngamiland East. In October, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Katutura Township. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek itinerary website .

Fly from Ngamiland East to Windhoek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in October, things will get a bit cooler in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach, steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Windhoek in October, things will get a bit cooler in Luderitz: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland vacation builder website .

Getting from Luderitz to Damaraland by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Messum Crater
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 17th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund day trip planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. October in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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